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Serious nonsense : groundhog lodges, Versammlinge, and Pennsylvania German heritage

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-04-11 00:00

Author: Donner, William Wilkinson, author.
Published: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Analysis of sub-synchronous resonance (SSR) in doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG)-based wind farms

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-04-11 00:00

Author: Mohammadpour, Hossein Ali, author.
Published: San Rafael, California : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2015]

Currently held at: DUKE

Promoting better lifetime planning through financial education

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-04-11 00:00

Published: New Jersey : World Scientific, [2015]

Currently held at: DUKE

Ball don't lie! : myth, genealogy, and invention in the cultures of basketball

test-endeca-feed - Mon, 2016-04-11 00:00

Author: Colás, Santiago, 1965- author.
Published: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Digital Resources: Allen Building Activism

Bitstreams - Fri, 2016-04-08 18:54

Allen BuildingDuke University has a long history of student activism, and the University Archives actively collects materials to document these movements.  With the administration’s offices residing in the Allen Building, this is not the first time it is the center of activism activity.  The Allen Building Study-In occurred November 13, 1967, the Allen Building Takeover occurred February 13, 1969, and … Continue reading Digital Resources: Allen Building Activism

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Quick Pic: Tiny Tin

Preservation Underground - Fri, 2016-04-08 17:10

We currently have a small collection of late 19th and early 20th century cosmetic samples from our Advertising Ephemera Collection in the lab for stabilization and rehousing. The majority of the samples are little paper envelopes with loose powder inside, but one of them contained a fun little surprise.

Paper packet

This sample of Charles Meyer Exora Rouge was quite a bit thicker than the others and I could feel a tiny, rigid container inside. The adhesive on the envelope flap was easily released and inside was the smallest tin I’ve ever seen.

Tin in Hand

I don’t know exactly when this item was manufactured, but the bottom left of this page from a 1907 issue of the New York Clipper features an advertisement for free samples of Exora Rouge.

Tin Measurements

You just never know what you will find!

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VFF: iCheck: Interactive Exploration of How Congress Votes

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-04-08 16:00
Fri, Apr 08, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
In this talk, we will give an overview of how U.S. Congressional voting records are used in election cycles to attack candidates, and demonstrate how our tool, iCheck, lets you "fact-check" such claims by exploring and breaking down how legislators vote with political parties and the President, over issues of importance to different special-interest groups, and more. We will also describe some challenges of working with this data and making our analyses efficient and responsive.

VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-04-08 16:00
Fri, Apr 08, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Visualization Friday Forum seminar series is a forum for faculty, staff and students from across the university (and beyond Duke) to share their research involving the development and/or application of visualization methodologies. Our goal is to build an interdisciplinary community of visualization experts whose combined knowledge can facilitate research and promote innovation. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Archive Opening and Lecture with John Palfrey

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-04-07 21:00
Thu, Apr 07, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Join the Duke University Libraries as we celebrate the opening of the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Archive with a special lecture featuring educator and technology expert John Palfrey, distinguished authority on education and technology and author of "BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google" (Basic Books, 2015). Palfrey is the Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He is also a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Previously, Palfrey served as Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School and as the founding chairman of the Digital Public Library of America. He has written extensively on internet law, intellectual property, and the potential of new technologies to strengthen democracies locally and around the world. Palfrey's talk will be followed by a brief response by N. Katherine Hayles, James B. Duke Professor of Literature at Duke and author of numerous books, including "How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis" (University of Chicago, 2012).

Assessments in Sakai 11

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-04-07 19:00
Thu, Apr 7, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
To be announced
Come to this workshop to learn how to use Tests & Quizzes and the Gradebook in Sakai 11.  The session will cover using the new Gradebook interface, navigating the redesigned settings area for Tests & Quizzes in addition to a new question type and delivery options for assessments.

CIT Office Hours

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-04-07 17:00
Thu, Apr 7, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology.  Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing for Researchers

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-04-07 13:00
Thu, Apr 7, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room


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